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The Dog on the Kennel

Freer Gallery of Art
Accession no: 1898.219
State: 2/2

Collection credit:Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Image credit:Photo © Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution  
Provenance:Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), London, T. W. Dewing acted as agent for Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919), Detroit, MI, 1898 (receipts, 7 and 9 November 1898); bequeathed to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1919.  


Paper size:110 x 133 mm  
Plate mark size:71 x 90 mm  
Note on size:wide margin  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:cream  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):Japanese wove  
Note on the paper:Eastern paper: torinoko, even distribution, little debris  
Medium:etching and drypoint  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:faint traces of plate tone along right side and on ground beneath kennel  
Note on foul biting:minor, scattered; most along plate edges  
Print note:lines that provide shading and texture to wall above sleeping dog are either partly scraped out or incompletely inked (note by Seymour Haden [see Notes on inscriptions field] implies that those lines were removed); several fine drypoint lines above zig-zag shading at lower left and to right of pole at right side of kennel (these lines are faintly visible in Kennedy illustration)  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:M. Smith records previous existence of inscription "S.H. work erased" in graphite on etching's margin. It was erased 1924.03.29.  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'W8 - 2nd [underscored] State' on verso by C. L. Freer.  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project and museum records  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.